In view of the pandemic scenario, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) directed all States and Union Territories (UTs) to contemplate the containment measures, as had been conveyed within the advisory of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW), dated April 25, 2021 for immediate implementation based mostly on the evaluation of the scenario.
The Home Ministry has requested States and UTs to implement the required containment measures, below the related provisions of the Disaster Management (DM) Act, 2005.
‘Identify containment zones contemplating positivity price’
MoHFW, of their advisory dated April 25, had requested the States and UTs to determine districts the place both the checks positivity had been greater than 10 % or extra within the final one week; or, the place mattress occupancy was greater than 60 %; districts fulfilling any of the above two standards ought to be thought of for taking intensive and native containment measures.
The implementation framework for group containment/ giant containment areas, as suggested by MoHFW, has additionally been enclosed with the MHA order. The National Directives for COVID-19 administration shall proceed to be strictly adopted all through the nation.
The MHA order shall be efficient until May 5, 2021.
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